International Psychology Celebrating the Earth Day

This is the kick-off event of the APA Division 52: International Environmental Justice Committee. The EIJC will celebrate Earth Day with a round table discussion about the role of international psychology in the promotion of environmental justice and planetary healing. Professor and students are invited to join the discussion. Co-CH Luca Tateo will introduce the webinar.

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About the Divison 52

The Division of International Psychology represents the interest of all psychologists who foster international connections among psychologists, engage in multicultural research or practice, apply psychological principles to the development of public policy, or are otherwise concerned with individual and group consequences of global events. The panelists represent leading voices and organizations in the promotion of environmental justice. 

About the panelists

Dr James Dunk is Research Fellow in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. A historian of psychology, health and medicine, his current research explores the way these fields are being transformed by ecological thought and planetary crisis. His prize-winning first book, Bedlam at Botany Bay, is a study of mental illness in colonial Australia, and his articles appear in History of Psychology, The New England Journal of Medicine, Rethinking History, and History Australia. He is currently president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine.

Daniela Del Bene is a post-doc fellow at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) with the ERC ENVJUSTICE project and is the main coordinator and editor of the EJAtlas project. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology at the ICTA - UAB, a Master's degree in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Turin (Italy) and a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy at the University of Triest (Italy). Her main research topics include conflicts related to hydropower dams and other large-scale renewable energy projects and the community-based transformative initiatives towards energy sovereignty. Her work has been carried out mainly in Southern Asia (especially in the Indian Himalayas), Europe (in the Alps), and Latin America (multiple sites).

Paul Hoggett is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at UWE, Bristol. He helped found the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) and was its first chair. With CPA colleagues, he has recently published Climate Psychology: On Indifference to Disaster (Palgrave) and Climate Psychology: A Matter of Life and Death (Phoenix).

Erinn C. Cameron, M.A. is a first-generation university student and doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She lives on an island in the Salish Sea, where she enjoys eco-living, sailing, making music, cooking, and gardening with her family. She has lived in several countries and participated in academic and humanitarian work across the globe. Her ongoing research and clinical work focus on human rights, gender inequality, climate change, human trafficking/modern slavery, and women’s health. She is the current student chair for the APA Div 52 and International Council of Psychologists boards. She is also co-chair of the Div 52 Scientific Committee for Cross-Cultural Research, co-editor of the International Psychology Bulletin, and adjunct faculty at Seattle Pacific University.

Pina Marsico, is Co-Chair of EIJC. She is Associate Professor of Development and Educational Psychology at University of Salerno (Italy), Visiting Professor at Ph.D. Programme in Psychology, Federal University of Bahia, (Brazil). She is Editor-in-chief of the Book Series Cultural Psychology of Education (Springer), Latin American Voices (Springer), co-editor of SpringerBriefs Psychology and Cultural Developmental Sciences and Annals of Cultural Psychology (InfoAge Publishing, USA). She is also co-editor of Human Arenas. (Springer) and of Trends in Psychology (Springer).

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Published Apr. 8, 2022 10:53 AM - Last modified Apr. 8, 2022 10:53 AM